Leading the Maker Movement

A Principal's Reflections

This phenomenon trickled into schools as the Maker Movement became more popular and natural connections to learning became quite evident. To begin to understand the educational value of making we must look at the roots of this movement.

Teaching makers: unraveling the maker movement

Neo LMS

I think that hands-on experimentation, design, invention and creating is one of the most stimulating things you can engage students in, and I lap up anything I can on the thriving maker movement. So let’s unpack three of the pedagogically relevant concepts that drive the Maker Movement.

How to Make Programming Easier

The CoolCatTeacher

In addition to creating curriculum, Michael also writes software to make life easier for teachers. Edtech Tool Tuesday High School Grades 9-12 (Ages 13-18) Innovation IT Coaches and Directors Maker Movement Project Based Learning STEM Teachers Web Tools

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How the maker movement inspires every student to love learning

eSchool News

You know the maker movement has hit the big leagues when even the President is talking about it. Earlier this year, for the National Week of Making, President Obama issued a call to action to educators, designers, and makers of all stripes.

Dremel 3D printer fuels Maker Movement

eSchool News

The Dremel 3D Idea Builder is made specifically for education, with easy-to-use software and lesson plans. Debuting as the brand’s first device for education, the Dremel 3D Idea Builder empowers students to master key STEM concepts through hands-on learning and creativity.

22 Top Tips for Better Classroom Management

The CoolCatTeacher

However, although the functional teaching objectives of this lesson are to onboard students as quickly as possible into the software and systems they’ll be using, the relational teaching objective is to help me know at least one thing they love. Classroom management can be a challenge.

Integrating the Arts into Every Subject

The CoolCatTeacher

This past week, I had students modeling processors, hardware, and software using play-dough. All Subjects Art and Music Teachers Digital Filmmaking Education Elementary Grades 1-5 (Ages 6-10) Innovation Maker Movement Project Based Learning STEM Students Teachers Wonderful Classroom Wednesda

Minecraft in the Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

I am a self-proclaimed “tech nerd” and love to have my hands on all the latest and greatest products and software. Jeff Gearhart on episode 162 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Are you studying Mars?

Scratch and Makey Makey Across the Curriculum

User Generated Education

I love bringing physical computing into my classrooms: Physical computing means building interactive physical systems by the use of software and hardware that can sense and respond to the analog world. Directions: Learners engaged in a maker-enhanced writers’ workshop.

How to Use Metaverse: Awesome Augmented Reality and New Features

The CoolCatTeacher

I like to use Kanban Boards and Agile Software Development principles (something outside the scope of this article). From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Metaverse is a powerful augmented reality (AR) programming app for classrooms.

Making Better Videos and Movies with Students

The CoolCatTeacher

Hardware and software choices? Joe Brennan on episode 297 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Digital filmmaking can successfully be integrated into any class.

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The Samsung “Solve for Tomorrow” STEAM Program Wants You! Take Just 5 Minutes to Apply!

The CoolCatTeacher

So the students invited him to their school, interviewed him, and—using 3D software and a 3D printer—designed a better fitting prosthetic for him. Sponsored by Samsung “Solve for Tomorrow” From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter.

6 Super Science Edtech Ideas: Using Technology to Level Up Science Classrooms

The CoolCatTeacher

I always think of giving my students that sandbox time so that they can play a little bit with the software. Leah LaCrosse on episode 272 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter.

9 Fine Ways to Do Better 20% Time

The CoolCatTeacher

Maker Movement. Many schools are creating maker spaces or “ Fab Labs ” so students have a space and place to invent. Keva plank challenges are a popular happening n Chad Lehman’s library maker space. Essential Information on the Maker Movement.

Holistic Learning: Where Students Work Problems That Matter

The CoolCatTeacher

Students need people problems, design problems, software problems, communication problems, and all kinds of issues to develop problem-solving abilities. A Global Search for Education Post From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter.

Flipsnack: A fun way to make interactive online magazines #edtech

The CoolCatTeacher

Along the bottom, it has all your pages and it looks like another other kind of presentation type software you have used. Lesson Plans Maker Movement Middle / Junior High Grades 6-8 (Ages 10-13) Project Based Learning Teachers Technology Tools Web Tools Writing

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Simple Steps to Teach Kids to Program

The CoolCatTeacher

I’m a software developer by my formalized profession. Episode 262 with Aditya Batura From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Teaching kids to code starts with helping them understand the concepts behind coding before you get into syntax.

MakerBot Launches Hands-On Learning Guide For 3D Printing In The Classroom

TeachThought - Learn better.

This requires educators to teach 3D design and introduce students to the software that enables them to take an idea and turn it into a 3D printable design. Each project introduces a different type of free 3D design software, including Tinkercad, OpenSCAD, Sculptris and 123D Design.

Free Resources to Support Your Makerspace

A Principal's Reflections

The embracement of the maker movement is being seen in K-12 schools and districts across the world. Be sure to check out these f ree lesson plans Arduino This is an open-source prototyping platform based on easy-to-use hardware and software.

Harnessing the Maker Spirit: Dale Dougherty’s New Book, ‘Free to Make’

Edsurge

The annual Punkin Chunkin contest may be one of the more, um, organic expressions of “maker” spirit. But it nonetheless embodies what Dale Dougherty, the “father” of the movement, sees as literally the “moral imperative” of the maker movement: “to use our creative freedom to make the future better, to be hands-on in making change, and to get everyone participating fully in that future.”. There’s 12-year old Quin Etnyre, who starts his own maker-kit business.

As Factories Fade, Rural District Builds Makerspace to Fill Talent Gaps

Edsurge

Economically disadvantaged students tend to lack exposure to experiences that nudge them toward building future stories as say, a software engineer or an inventor of the next biomedical innovation. Education Technology Maker Movement CommunityI met Trevor (name has been changed) when he was a high school senior in 2014. From a coal mining family in western Kentucky, he’d just suffered a major family crisis and his mother was struggling with mental illness.

20 STEM Activities For Kids This Summer

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Lightbot – Lightbot is an educational video game for learning software programming concepts. Maker Movement stem20 STEM Activities For Kids This Summer. by pltw.org. School may be winding down, but that doesn’t mean learning has to. In fact, it is vital that it doesn’t!

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7 innovative 3D printers for the classroom

eSchool News

Featured on eSchool News Resource STEM Top News 3D printers construction engineering maker movement A snapshot of classroom-ready 3D printers available for eductors.

The Perfect Storm for Maker Education

User Generated Education

Maker Movement: The maker movement, as we know, is the umbrella term for independent inventors, designers and tinkerers, a convergence of computer hackers and traditional artisans. Why the Maker Movement Is Important to America’s Future ).

A Perfect Storm for Maker Education

User Generated Education

Maker Movement: The maker movement, as we know, is the umbrella term for independent inventors, designers and tinkerers, a convergence of computer hackers and traditional artisans. Why the Maker Movement Is Important to America’s Future ).

A Call to Remake the Maker Faire

Edsurge

Of all the learning trends of the past 20 years, one of the most sweeping and impactful has been the rise of the maker movement. Their message was simple: Think creatively about hardware, much like people think about software. So the maker movement started with adults.

Sylvia Martinez: 3 Mistakes Teachers Make About Tinkering (and more)

The CoolCatTeacher

Sylvia Libow Martinez is a co-author of Invent To Learn: Making, Tinkering, and Engineering the Classroom helping teachers bring the exciting tools and technology of the Maker Movement to classrooms worldwide.

Teachers integrate ‘making’ in instruction to promote critical thinking

FETC Converge

By Emily Ann Brown, Education Daily® The maker movement has garnered much attention in recent years. With the growing number of students gaining access to technologies like 3D printers, laser cutters, and design software (particularly in libraries), the movement shows no signs of slowing down, according to observers.

How Can I bring Robotics Into My Curriculum? Programming Robots with SPRK Lightning Lab #AskTheTechCoach

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SPRK Lightning Lab hub uses CWIST’s online platform to offer a free virtual community that allows educators, students, makers and parents to communicate about their projects. CWIST is a leader in providing content and an online platform for the maker movement. Download.

Inspiring the Next Generation of Makers

Digital Promise

They’re part of the Maker Movement, a revolution that’s unleashing digital design tools (like 3D modeling software) and production devices (like 3D printers), and letting citizens design and make almost anything they can dream. Still, we think more schools have a role to play in fostering the next generation of American makers. Inventors, innovators, and makers have gotten America to where we are. We think makers will continue to shape the future of our country.

Inspiring the Next Generation of Makers

Digital Promise

They’re part of the Maker Movement, a revolution that’s unleashing digital design tools (like 3D modeling software) and production devices (like 3D printers), and letting citizens design and make almost anything they can dream. Still, we think more schools have a role to play in fostering the next generation of American makers. Inventors, innovators, and makers have gotten America to where we are.

13 Ways Education Could Change In The Next 13 Years

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This could also be accomplished through adaptive learning software, smart apps, and a blended approach to learning that mixes precise decoding instruction driven by personal learning algorithms, mixed with “human” teaching of the art and science of media design.

Makerspaces: New Prospects for Hands-On Learning in Schools

Leadership Lounge

I closed by suggesting the growth of maker labs — or makerspaces — in schools presented some interesting opportunities. • Education Week’s 2016 article " The 'Maker' Movement Is Coming to K-12: Can Schools Get It Right? "

Makerspace for Little or Nothing

The Daring Librarian

You can take baby steps into the Maker Movement. I'm not 100% sold, even after 7 years of talking about the Maker Movement, that it's something that's here to stay and not just a fad. That's why I've intentionally NOT spent a lot of money on our Maker corner.

First national academic 3D printing conference launches

eSchool News

the software provider for people who make things, and will be hosted at Duke University from May 5-7, 2017 at the JB Duke Hotel.